Contract awarded to bring enviro-crime enforcement across the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership
The South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership has awarded a three year contract with the provision to extend for up to another two years, to Kingdom LA Support Ltd to carry out environmental crime enforcement work, commencing in January 2023.
This contract award is a key strategic milestone for the Partnership in addressing enviro-crime head on across each authority as littering, dog-fouling, fly-tipping and other enviro-crime offences continue to blight our communities. It is also a key objective in the Partnership Annual Delivery Plan for 22/23 which has been delivered on time by the collaborative efforts across the three Councils.
Kingdom will provide foot patrols and overt CCTV surveillance across the Partnership to tackle littering, dog fouling and fly tipping. Officers will also be able to enforce offences in areas under Public Space Protection Orders.
Cllr Deborah Evans, Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services at Boston Borough Council said: "The partnership brings huge benefits by coming together to deliver the best possible outcome and service for the people of Boston, this is an exciting time.
"Kingdom have already made a great impact on our town by helping us crackdown on environmental crimes, and we look forward to seeing continued improvements as time progresses."
Cllr Martin Foster, Portfolio Holder for Operational Services at East Lindsey District Council said: "By working across the Partnership, Kingdom can work with the councils to help deliver our key education messages to all our residents no matter where they live over such things as fly-tipping and litter."
Cllr Anthony Casson, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection, at South Holland District Council said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver a cost-effective way to tackle enviro-crime issues collectively for all of our residents.
"Good enforcement is the key to public confidence and we are pleased to have Kingdom on board."
Michael Fisher, Managing Director of Kingdom Local Authority Support, said: "We are delighted to have been afforded the opportunity to work in partnership with Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland authorities on a project designed to reduce instances of fly-tipping, littering and other environmental crime.
"This will be a multi-faceted operation using experienced Environmental Enforcement Officers together with our highly successful technology to enforce as well as educating through engagement and explanation to the community."
"We patrol with consent and our aim is to contribute towards keeping the streets and public spaces cleaner and safer to reside in and visit."